July 27, 2022
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A giant Mega Millions lottery jackpot ballooned to $1.02 billion after no one matched all six numbers and won the top prize.
After no winner on Tuesday, the estimated jackpot for Friday’s drawing will be the nation’s fourth-largest lottery prize.
The jackpot has grown so large because there have been 29 consecutive drawings without anyone winning the top prize.
Tuesday’s numbers were: 07-29-60-63-66, with a Mega Ball of 15.
The $1.02 billion prize is for winners who choose the annuity option, paid annually over 30 years.
Most winners opt for the cash option, which for the next drawing is an estimated $602.5 million.